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Investment Banking

Course code
Course type
MSc Course
Weekly Hours
FS 2020
Jan Caspar Hoffmann
Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.

5 sessions à 5 hours (8am to 1pm)

Wednesday, March 4th

Module 1: Introduction to Corporate Finance

Module 2: Operating Model and Business Plan

Module 3: Valuation I – Relevant Methodologies: Comparable Company and Transaction Analysis

Module 4: Valuation II – Relevant Methodologies: DCF, LBO, Merger Model

Wednesday, March 11th

Module 5: M&A Processes – Private M&A

Module 6: Share Purchase Agreement

Guest/ Co-lecturer: Georg von Waldenfels, Senior Vice President Group Business Development, Wirecard (Munich) - to be confirmed

Guest / Co-lecturer: Dr. Nico Abel, Managing Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP (Frankfurt)

Wednesday, March 18th

Module 7: Public Takeovers in Germany

Module 8: Activist Shareholders

Guest/ Co-lecturer: Dr. Attila Oldag, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP (Munich)

Guest/ Co-lecturer:Knut Engelmann, Partner, Kekst CNC (Frankfurt)

Wednesday, March 25th

Module 9: LBOs, Financial Investors and Private Equity as an Asset Class

Module 10: Equity Financing and IPO Process

Guest/ Co-lecturer: Benjamin Buerstedde, Director Advent International GmbH (Frankfurt)

Guest/ Co-lecturer:Philippe Neuschäfer, Principal Nordic Capital Investment Advisory GmbH (Frankfurt)

Wednesday, April 01rd

Module 11: Modelling Workshop

Q&A and recap for exam

Guest/ Co-lecturer: Sebastian Schmitz, Executive Director, Moelis & Co. Europe Ltd. (Frankfurt)

Date Time
Wednesday, 04.03.2020 08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday, 11.03.2020 08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday, 18.03.2020 08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday, 25.03.2020 08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday, 01.04.2020 08:00 - 13:00
Monday, 27.04.2020 13:45 - 15:15
Pre-reading of lecture materials is not required Complimentary reading: suggested but not requiredRosenbaum, Joshua and Joshua Pearl. Investment Banking: Valuation, Leveraged Buyouts, and Mergers and Acquisitions. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2013 Koller, Tim; Goedhart, Marc and David Wessels. Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies. 5th Ed. Hoboken, N.J. Wiley, 2015
Lectures, Self study, Excel-based modelling workshop
Written exam

Class participation

Capital Market TheoryFinancial Accounting
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